2023 Nature Photography Summit


Crowds start to gather at the registration desk near the start of the 2019 NANPA Summit. © Janice Braud

Crowds start to gather at the registration desk near the start of the 2019 NANPA Summit. © Janice Braud

What are my costs?

The Nature Photography Summit is an affordable way to gain a lot of photography knowledge and skills, network with friends and meet new ones, go out on field trips exploring the splendor of the desert southwest, and see the latest gear, workshop offerings and other useful gadgets. A variety of exciting options can be added, depending on your schedule and interests. The choices are yours!


Early bird discount (until DATE)
Full conference registration:
–Member  $495
–Non-Member  $595

After (DATE)
Full conference registration:
–Member  $550
–Non-Member  $650


New this year! NANPA and the Westin La Paloma are offering a meal plan which will provide breakfast and lunch, Thursday through Saturday (that’s six meals!). Grab your meal and avoid the crowds and delays at restaurants. Take breakfast to an early morning photo shoot or dig in once you’ve returned. The meal plan gives you the flexibility a restaurant doesn’t.

Meal plan option $120.00


You won’t want to miss these two-hour Super Sessions that take you on a deep dive into important issues and photographic techniques.

  • Joe McDonald Effective Macro and Closeup Photography I
    Wednesday, May 3, 2023 12-2:00pm Lecture and demonstrations
  • Ray Pfortner: Showing Your Photography: Why, What, Where, When and How (including the fine art of pricing)
    Wednesday, May 3, 2023 2-4:00pm Lecture
  • Joe McDonald Effective Macro and Closeup Photography II
    Sunday, May 7, 2023 8-11:00am Hands-On Session
  • Ray Pfortner: Photostyling: The Art Of Arranging
    Sunday, May 7, 2023 8-11:00am


A wide variety of optional field trips are included in your registration but you do have to sign up for them. There are two exceptions involving admissions charges at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ($17.95/per person) and the Tucson Botanical Gardens ($12.00/per person) payable during registration. Tohono Chul charges a variety of admission prices based on age. For this field trip, participants will receive a group discount but must pay at the gate. Learn more: [link to field trip page]


Sign up for a portfolio review with a professional photographer, editor or agent. In 20 minutes they’ll review and give valuable feedback on your work, help you grow as a photographer, and help you get closer to your goals. At $60 per session, why not book two? Learn more: [link to portfolio review page]


NANPA Summit room rates start at $144 per night, plus applicable taxes. Learn more: [link to hotel page]